Democrats are on the warpath.
Unhinged liberals are taking to the streets to sow chaos ahead of the midterm elections.
Vice President Mike Pence responded by crushing their hopes of a blue wave with one truth the Democrats don’t want to hear.
The Democrat Party’s radical base has driven the party into a ditch.
The loony left is now pushing abolishing ICE as the centerpiece of their message ahead of the midterm elections.
Liberals ramped up their calls to abolish ICE after Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez topped Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley – the number four Democrat in the House of Representatives – in a primary election.
Soon after, rumored Presidential contenders Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris adopted the same pledge as part of their pitch to Democrat primary voters.
The position to abolish ICE rocketed into the Democrat Party mainstream with alarming speed, but Vice President Mike Pence had an answer.
Appearing at ICE headquarters, Pence expressed the Trump administration’s 100 percent solidarity with the men and women who enforce the nation’s immigration laws.
The Vice President declared,
“We are with you 100 percent,”
“We will always stand proudly with our brave heroes of Ice and the Border Patrol.”
“Under President Trump, we will never abolish ICE.”
The Democrat Party base’s push to abolish ICE is worrying some strategists ahead of the midterm elections.
Celinda Lake, longtime Democratic pollster, told Axios: “I worry that abolishing ICE tips the issues from humane treatment to security. The Republicans are already trying to move the issue in that direction.”
Lake added: “Voters believe we need some enforcement of border security — not just for immigration, but for security. I wish we were pushing this to: ‘We need comprehensive immigration reform.'”
And Barack Obama’s former Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson penned a Washington Post op-ed where he warned that abolishing ICE would make America less safe.
“To a lesser extent, the outright abolition of ICE would compromise public safety. ICE is a law-enforcement agency. It consists of essentially two components: enforcement and removal operations, or ERO, and homeland security investigations, or HSI, which is dedicated to the investigation of cross-border crimes such as smuggling dangerous drugs and contraband, the theft of intellectual property, child pornography and human trafficking.”
Democrats are going to have to win over voters in the 200 counties won by Donald Trump that twice voted for Barack Obama.
And Donald Trump was able to win those voters from the Democrat Party largely on the strength of his message of cracking down on illegal immigration and finally securing the border.
Democrats face a difficult decision.
In order to win the midterm election, parties must mobilize their base.
And it is clear that the energy in the Democrat Party is on the side of the open borders activists calling for abolishing ICE.
Do you agree that calling to abolish ICE spells doom for Democrats in the midterm election?
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